Allison Thoreson Bhusri (2012 Bay Area)
Allison is currently working as a consultant at eBay Inc. in the Business Incubation Group. She is on the Leadership Council at NewSchools Venture Fund, a Trustee at Gateway Public Schools, a member of the ARCS Foundation of Northern California, and on the Discovery Council for the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Allison holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in Government from Dartmouth College. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter.
Heather Cabot (2013 NYC)
Heather is a former network TV news correspondent, writer, and a frequent guest on national television news programs including, TODAY. She is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A mother of seven-year-old twins, Heather leads a Girl Scout Troop and participates in the Community Synagogue Leadership Training Program and blogs about motherhood at www.thewellmom.com. She earned a BA in English and Philosophy from Simmons College and an MS in Journalism from Columbia. She resides with her husband and children just outside NYC.
Barbara Clarke (2013 NYC)
Barbara is an entrepreneur with over ten years of management consulting experience and ten years of nonprofit experience. She is currently the Vice President of the Board of Trustees for Schools for Children, a network of independent schools serving children of all ages and abilities from pre-school through high school. Previously, Barbara served as the President of Tufts University’s Alumni Association, the National Director for the National Alliance for Grieving Children, CFO for Cradles to Crayons, as well as a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG. She holds a BA in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University and an MA in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University’s Lemberg-International Business School.
Jenny Everett (2013 NYC)
Jenny is the Associate Director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a global network of innovative organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. In her capacity as Associate Director, Jenny has overseen the launch of Regional Chapters in Brazil, Central America, Mexico, East Africa, India, South Africa, West Africa, and currently manages ANDE’s international team. Jenny has fifteen years of experience in the private and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, she was the Senior Program Manager of Membership and Individual Donors at Hispanics in Philanthropy. She has also worked with DoubleClick in San Francisco and the Concha y Toro winery in Santiago, Chile. During business school, she worked with Agora Partnerships in Nicaragua, Enterprise Solutions for Poverty in New York, and Investors’ Circle in San Francisco. She currently serves on the Board of the DC Social Innovation Project and is a former member of the Advisory Council of the New York Venture Philanthropy Fund, as well as the Board of Refugee Transitions in San Francisco. She has an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business, where she received the Impact Award for Social Innovation and Impact, as well as the Stern School Service Award, and holds a BA in Latin American Studies from Davidson College.
Stephanie Galinson (2012 Bay Area)
Stephanie is a professionally trained pastry chef and bread baker, having shifted her lifelong baking passion from a vocation to occupation five years ago. She is developing a freelance baking business after baking experiences at Quince, Telltale Preserve Company, and other Bay Area kitchens. Stephanie is a member of The Bread Bakers Guild of America, Women Chefs and Restaurateur, as well as the California Artisan Cheese Guild. In her prior life, Stephanie was a college administrator and philanthropic grants director. She currently serves as a volunteer fundraiser for Live Oak School, as well as The Urban School of San Francisco, and holds an active position on her family's foundation board. Stephanie resides in San Francisco with her husband and three teenage children. She holds a BS from New York University, an MBA from San Francisco State University, and a professional pastry credential from the Culinary Institute of America.
Virginie Henry (2013 NYC)
Virginie is a Strategy Consulting Manager at Monitor Deloitte, where she advises for-profit, sovereign, and nonprofit clients in growing their businesses and economies, as well as furthering their charitable purposes. She is passionate about women's leadership, adventure sports, and innovation. Virginie serves as the co-lead of Monitor's NY Women's Network and is a member of NY Tech Women. She holds a Master in Management from ESCP Europe and an LLB from Paris University.
Sarah Hewitt (2013 NYC)
Sarah is a corporate lawyer who chairs the Corporate and Finance Practice Group of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis. She is a member of the advisory board of Little Wolf Capital and a member of the board of her coop. She has served on the boards of City Harvest, Settlement Health, and the New York Junior League. Sarah holds a BA in Political Science from Williams College and a JD from Cornell Law School.
Susan J. Hwang, MAPP (2012 Bay Area)
Susan is a Principal at OnePlus Leadership, a boutique leadership development firm. Previously, Susan led a startup business unit and served as a member of the Senior Management Team at SNL Financial, a global financial research data technology company. She also established and managed SNL's Pan-European business from London, United Kingdom. Susan holds a BA as an Echols Scholar from the University of Virginia and an MAPP in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on the science, theory and research of what drives exceptional success in organizations and individuals. Susan's pro-bono work includes leadership consulting for nonprofits that support women and the arts. She is also actively involved with arts organizations that promote contemporary art.
Tabitha Jordan (2012 Bay Area)
Tabitha Jordan is the Executive Director of the Adam J. Weissman Foundation, a family foundation expanding economic opportunity through support of entrepreneurship, education, and advocacy. Previously, Tabitha worked as a management consultant supporting private and public sector clients. She serves on the board of Agora Partnerships and is a member of the women's security network of the Ploughshares Fund. Tabitha holds a BA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and an MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Jamie Moy (2013 NYC)
Jamie has an extensive background on Wall Street specializing in Structured Finance/RMBS and has always incorporated nonprofit and volunteer work into her life. In high school, she ran a program with Foster Parent Plan for each homeroom to sponsor a child, and a program with Beth Israel Hospital to visit geriatric patients without families. The programs received the Foster Parent Plan of the Year and the Mayor Volunteer Youth Award. More recently, she was involved with a nonprofit startup, HeartGalleryNYC, to raise awareness for thousands of foster children in NYC. Jamie also serves as a member of her condo board. She holds a BSBA from Boston University.
Sarah Murphy (2013)
Sarah is currently an independent marketing consultant and a former marketing executive at American Express, where she worked for over eighteen years in both New York and London. Her most recent position was as VP/General Manager of the International Consumer Insurance business for fifteen international markets. Prior to American Express, Sarah worked at Chemical Bank (later Chase) in the Private Banking, Small Business, and Middle Market divisions. Sarah is a member of The Ad Club of Boston, MITX, The Wianno Yacht Club, The New York Athletic Club, and the Boston Athenaeum, amongst other cultural and professional organizations. She enjoys the arts, literature, cooking, and sports. Sarah received a BA in Literature and History from Williams College and earned an MBA in Marketing and Management from Columbia Business School. An avid international traveler, Sarah resides in Hingham, MA and Osterville, MA when she is not on the road.
Atieno “Ati” Okelo Williams (2013 NYC)
Ati is a real estate broker and owner/founder of DC Home Buzz, a real estate brokerage firm located in the District of Columbia. She is committed to educating, mentoring, and supporting other entrepreneurs and regularly speaks on her entrepreneurial experiences. Ati was the recipient of the Jones New York empowerment grant, which she used to develop a financial education curriculum for homeless women. She is also involved in a number of other philanthropic ventures, including partnerships with the Washington Humane Society and Thrive DC, a food program for homeless women. Ati was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, attended college in Toronto, Canada, and now lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and brilliant dog Cooper.
Lorine Pendleton (2013 NYC)
Lorine is a seasoned business development executive with extensive experience in the internet/new media, legal, and entertainment industries. She currently is the Director of Business Development for the Litigation Practice at Simpson Thacher. Lorine previously worked at a number of startups including SelectMinds, the industry leader of software and management solutions for web-based social network programs for corporations, as well as Community Connect, the publisher of the leading ethnic social networking websites BlackPlanet, AsianAvenue, and MiGente. She is a former practicing attorney who worked at a leading entertainment boutique law firm where she structured and negotiated multifaceted entertainment and media deals on behalf of her clients. Lorine serves on the board of directors for the National Black Programming Consortium, which provides funds, as well as distributes films and TV programs relating to African-Americans with principal funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)/PBS. Additionally, she also serves on the board of Living Labs Foundation, which organized the TEDxHarlem conference that took place in March 2012. She received her JD from New York Law School and her BA in Economics from Brown University.
Rebeca Rangel (2012 Bay Area)
Rebeca is Senior Vice President and Community Affairs Manager at Bank of the West. She serves on the boards of the Making Waves Education Program and Familias Unidas in Richmond, California. Rangel is also a member of Operation HOPE’s northwest regional board, a loan committee member of Working Solutions, and a volunteer at Jewish Vocational Services. Rebeca holds a BA in Urban Studies from Stanford University, an MPP from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and is a Pacific Coast Banking School graduate.
Kathryn Salmanowitz (2012 Bay Area)
Kathryn is an independent nonprofit adviser and board member who has led a nonprofit consulting program for fifteen years. She currently is a board member of SV2, a venture philanthropy organization, and Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin. Kathryn also serves on the San Francisco Bay Area Selection Advisory Council for the GreenLight Fund. Kathryn holds a BA in Economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Gretchen Sisson (2012 Bay Area)
Gretchen Sisson is a sociologist and a writer whose work focuses on reproductive and economic justice. She is on the board of directors for Backline and a past volunteer at the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund. Gretchen holds a PhD in sociology from Boston College and a BA from Amherst College. She lives in San Francisco.
Suzanne Stout (2012 Bay Area)
Suzanne is the Vice President of the Data Center Group at Cisco Systems, Inc.. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for DayOne Response, Inc., a social enterprise, and her philanthropic interests include building resilient families and communities. Suzanne holds a BA in Physics from the University of Texas, an MBA from Southern Methodist University, and a PhD in Management from Stanford University.
Adaora Udoji (2013 NYC)
Adaora is founder of The Boshia Group, a network of content creators, developers, and strategists. Previously, she was a broadcast correspondent on public radio and television, including CNN and ABC News. Adaora serves on the board of the Montclair Film Festival, and previously served on the boards of The Council of Urban Professionals and The New York Women in Communications Foundation. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a JD from the UCLA School of Law. Adaora lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband, young daughter, and two Norwich Terriers.
Jenn Viane Riese (2012 Bay Area)
As the Founder of Modern Humanity Consulting, Jenn works with organizations and companies to create strategic partnerships, increase funding for philanthropic programs, and align business priorities to support a triple bottom line: people, planet, profits. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council. Jenn can be found advocating on behalf of women social entrepreneurs alongside the Global Women's Leadership Network, writing about trends in social business on SocialBusiness.org, editing content for Fashion Hope to help survivors of human trafficking, or enjoying every moment shared with her two kids, husband, and two dogs. Jenn holds a BA in English from Santa Clara University.
Barbara Vrancik (2013 NYC)
Barbara is the Founder of Wakelee Law PA. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs with the financial side of their business. Barbara holds a BBA from the University of Miami Business School and a JD from DePaul University College of Law.
Anna Wilson (2012 Bay Area)
Anna is currently employed at Pandora Media, Inc., as a Senior Manager focused on mobile monetization. She recently left Google Inc. where she worked for the last seven years in various areas of their digital advertising technology businesses. She is a volunteer teacher at Citizen Schools, offering a course on digital literacy to sixth grade students from underserved schools in Oakland, California. Anna holds an AB in Sociology, as well as Markets and Management Studies from Duke University.